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City to Sea Ultramarathon


The City to Sea Ultramarathon is on Saturday 3rd September 2022

The Event

The City to Sea Ultramarathon is a fantastic 34 mile route from Exeter Riverside to Babbacombe Downs via Torquay Harbour, don’t be fooled by the first 20 miles which apart from a couple of short climbs are flat, because as you leave Shaldon and re-join the South West Coast Path things get challenging, this 7 mile stage is the toughest of the route with several big climbs, but it is also very picturesque, stage 4 starts with a long downhill to Torquay Harbour before you re-join the Coast Path and head up to Babbacombe Downs. The route has riverside paths, country lanes, woodlands, stunning cliff tops, beaches, harbours and much more. Simply the best scenery Devon has to offer.

Start Location & Time

The Start Race HQ is located at Exwick Parish Hall, Station Road, Exeter, EX4 2AB

The Start Location is a short minutes walk from the Start HQ

Exwick Sports Hub

The Ultramarathon starts at 8am full timing details will be sent in the event information PDF, a few weeks before event day.

Finish Location

The finish line is on Babbacombe Downs, Torquay. As well as the race village there will also be the fantastic Festival of Fun with lots do to for all the family and live entertainment all day and into the evening.


Coach Transport is available from Babbacombe to the Start HQ in Exeter inplenty of time for the start, it leaves Babbacombe at 6.30am. The cost is £5 and you can pay for this when entering the event.


You will find interactive route maps of each of the 4 stages of the Ultramarathon here.



The route will be marked with signs, tape and there will also be marshals at certain points. We are increasing the amount of signage & tape from the previous event and adding more marshal locations, we do still advise you however to familiarise yourself with the route and carry a map of the route on you at all times.

Check Points

TThere are 3 check points and two water only stops, listed below are the locations the distance (in miles) between them and the cut off times for each of them. (subject to alteration, final details will be in event information PDF)

LocationTypeMiles from StartCut Off
Countess WearWater Stop5.50
StarcrossCheck Point 11.7011am
ShaldonCheck Point 20.301pm
MaidencombeWater Stop23.70
BabbacombeCheck Point27.603:30pm
Daddyhole PlainWater Stop30.00


What You Get

  • Entry into the City to Sea Ultramarathon
  • Access to our fantastic and highly praised check points, with great food and drink to help you on your way.

On completeing the Ultramarathon you will get:

  • A Finishers Medal
  • A Finishers T-Shirt
  • Free Fish and Chips from Hanburys Famous Fish and Chip Shop in Babbacombe


Solo entry to the Marathon is £55


The following kit is mandatory and must be carried at all time, kit checks will be in operation and we reserve the right to withdraw you from the event if you are not carrying any of the items listed, the kit list is for your safety as you will be running on some remote sections of coast path:

Mandatory Kit

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Race Medic and HQ
  • Water Bottles/Bladder capable of carrying a minimum of 1 litre
  • Showerproof Jacket
  • Head torch, there is some woodland and coastal path running close to the end of the route, and it may be getting dark when you run this section so a head torch is required.
  • £20 cash

Recommended Kit

  • Headgear (sun, wind and rain)
  • Gloves (good for if you stop and cool)
  • Additional upper body thermal layer
  • Survival Blanket: 1.4m x 2m minimum
  • Route Map
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Spare food with a minimum 100kcals nutrition to be carried at all times
  • Waterproof layers
  • Sunscreen (hopefully)
  • Sunglasses
  • Blister treatment kit
  • Some form of identification

Baggage Drop

There will be a baggage drop at the Start HQ, your bag will be taken to the finish line.

Race Numbers

Race Numbers will be picked up on Event Day, either at Start HQ or if you are using the race transport, then you will pick them up before boarding.


Just by entering the event you are helping THHN help families affected by serious illness and bereavement, however we have a new category of entrant ‘Memory Maker Fundraiser’ with the chance of receivng a 50% or even 100% refund of your entry, should you be able to fundraise either £150 (50% refund) or, an extra £75 (further 50% refund).
Have a look at our new Charity & Group Entry.

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